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Why Leggings are Splurge-Worthy

When it comes to campus style, leggings are an absolute  must: they’re perfect to wear when you’re cramming for finals or just lounging in your room. While you may think that inexpensive leggings will suffice, think again! Leggings are not only a wardrobe staple, but they’re also an investment piece!

One of my friends wears leggings anywhere and everywhere because she loves them that much. She has a point: not only are leggings upper cozy, but they’re also versatile. You can wear them to class, parties, or even out and about with your friends. Since leggings come in a variety of colors and textures, you have the choice to invest in leggings that you’re obsessed with.

Ditch the denim, fashionistas: some leggings are a million times chicer than jeans. David Lerner, for example, creates fabulous and fashion-forward leggings: his designs have cutouts, pieces of mesh, zippers, pockets, and even leather accents. Amazing, right? If you’re concerned leggings are out of style, listen up: Pippa Middleton was recently spotted rocking a pair of leggings. If Pippa deems it chic, so do we!

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Expensive leggings equal high quality. Simple, right?  Alexander Wang’s lower-end collection, T by Alexander Wang, has light -weight leggings that are 100% cotton. How cozy does that sound?

Here’s the bottom line, fashionistas: invest in leggings because they are here to stay! Got it? Awesome! Now let’s gush over some uber glam leggings, shall we?

T by Alexander Wang’s Fine Cotton Rib Leggings ($125): These cozy, light-weight leggings are the perfect investment piece because they are super versatile. Pairing with a chunky, oversized sweater would be supreme.

David Lerner’s Motorcycle Pleather Knee Legging ($135): The unexpected dash of pleather gives this pair of leggings the perfect amount of edge. How cool would these leggings look with a bomber jacket?

Rag & Bone’s Galaxy Print Leggings  ($176); I love the multicolored print: it’s so fashion-forward and fun. Balancing these crazy leggings with a simple, white button-down would be amazing.

BCBG MaxAzria’s Mason Snake-Print Legging ($78): I’m obsessed with the subtle snake print. After all, it’s the little things that count! A sleek blazer would make these leggings pop.

Don’t forget to add a pair of luxe leggings to your holiday wish list! 

Kelsey is a senior at Boston University, studying Magazine Journalism  in the College of Communication. As a magazine junkie and fashion fanatic, she loves being a part of the Her Campus team! At BU, Kelsey is president of Ed2010 at Boston University.  She has interned for Time Out New York, Lucky, Anthropologie, and Marie Claire. Kelsey also has a fashion blog, The Trendologist, where she covers the latest trends, fashion shows, and red carpet reports. When she isn't busy, Kelsey loves hanging out with her friends and family, shopping, reading style blogs, going for a nice jog, listening to music, creating baked goods in the kitchen, watching movies, and eating tons of frozen yogurt and sushi! After graduation, Kelsey hopes to work as an editor for a fashion magazine. Follow Kelsey on Twitter and Instagram at @kmulvs and don't  forget to check out her "Catwalk to Campus" blog posts!